Put on some sturdy shoes and head out to the Thunderbird Showpark Sunday for the annual Horseman's Bazaar and Country Fair.
The Lower Mainland Quarter Horse Association runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is the place for all things equestrian. Organizers have ensured activities that will appeal to all ages.
"It's great for kids on spring break," noted Mellissa Buckley, one of the event co-chairs.
Fraser Amusements will have an indoor carnival with ride and prize-every-time midway games. There will be treats, pony rides, colour contests, a free petting zoo and more.
"We are thrilled to be expanding on the Country Fair aspect this year for the families to enjoy," said co-chair Terri Brown.
Valley Therapeutic Equestrian will host a by-donation pancake breakfast and oversees the parking.
"The Bazaar Team is pleased to be able to offer our fundraising event as a platform for charitable causes in the community," Brown said.
New this year will be free horse and carriage rides to and from the parking lots. There will also be the annual trade fair, horse demonstration where people learn about a variety of topics, the popular dog demonstrations, the used tack sale, mounted archery demonstrations and more.
The event features some trick riding and JR FM is on site with a barbecue and giveaways.
"The 2013 line up is designed to be educational and entertaining with tons of variety for everyone," Buckley added.
The LMQHA Bazaar and Country Fair is in its 39th year and is run by volunteers that have been tirelessly planning since the fall of 2012. It is the club's primary fundraiser that has grown to be a staple for the horse community as an unofficial "start to the season."
Admission is $5 with kids under five admitted free.
Thunderbird is at 24550 72nd Ave.
Used tack for the consignment sale is accepted onsite 3-9 p.m. on March 16 and more information is at www.itsmysite.com/ lmqhabazaar.